FILE PHOTO: The united states Department of Justice, the building is shown in Washington, d.c., USA, 21 March, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Leah Millis
(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday filed a criminal complaint against the Anthony Levandowski, the allegations of former high-ranking Alphabet, Inc. to engineer the stealing of the company’s self-driving car technology, prior to joining the arch-rival Uber Technologies Inc in.
Lawyers Levandowski, were not immediately available for comment.
Levandowski had left the Alphabet that’s Waymo unit at the beginning of 2016, and in the end, Uber’s self-driving car is a project for the Uber fired him.
A protracted legal battle over Levandowski has taken the Uber-precious time in a self-driving car project, which is very important for the long-term profitability.
Of the 33 criminal charges against Levandowski, largely mirror the accusations that the Waymo made in a civil lawsuit filed against Uber by 2017. Uber organized the event last year.
Levandowski did not publicly comment on the Waymo’s allegations at the time, nor was he a party to a lawsuit.
To the left of the Waymo, Levandowski, downloaded thousands of files available in the year 2015, related to the roman Alphabet, the self-driving car technology, including detailed information about Lidar, a key sensor technology for self-driving cars, according to the indictment.
Since the exit of Uber, Levandowski, has started a moving company.
Reporting by Daniel Levine and Alexandria Sage; Editing by Bill Rigby and Bill Berkrot